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Welcome New Students!

The Bursar’s Office staff is very pleased to welcome you to the Caltech 2019-2020 Academic Year!

When you arrive at Caltech, a universal identification card (UID) will be issued to you. You may use this UID card to purchase items at the Student Auxiliary Store, Red Door Marketplace, eat in the various dining cafes, wash laundry, charge postage or mail packages at the mail room, run copies at Graphic Resources or the library, etc. These auxiliary charges will then be posted to your Caltech Bursar Account and reflected on your monthly billing statement. Statements will be available online after the 10th of each month. A reminder to view the statement will be sent to your Caltech e-mail.

Tuition is due and payable in full before the first day of class: Fall 10/01/19, Winter 1/06/20 Spring 03/30/20. Auxiliary charges are due and payable monthly by the statement due date. Payments may be made online by logging into and selecting the Bursar Billing and Payment Cashnet link. Payments may also be made by cash, check, money order, wire transfer, flywire, or by Caltech Credit Union automatic payment deduction. Also, you may mail your payments or make them in person at the Caltech Bursar Office.

Tuition, fees, and room and board will also be charged to this account. The following is the Caltech cost of attendance for the 2019-2020 academic year:

UNDERGRADUATE Total Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term
Tuition $52,506.00 $17,502.00 $17,502.00 $17,502.00
Student Fees 2,094.00 698.00 698.00 698.00
Room and Board 16,644.00 5,548.00 5,548.00 5,548.00
General Deposit* 100.00 100.00    
Orientation Fee** 500.00 500.00    
Total $71,844.00 $24,348.00 $23,748.00 $23,748.00

Estimated cost for books and supplies is $1,428.00
Estimated cost for personal expenses is $2,091.00

*General Deposit required at first registration. This deposit will be refunded upon departure from Caltech after full payment of all outstanding bills.

**One-time orientation fee.

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You may contact us at (626) 395-2988 or at if you have questions. Other resources on this website may also be of help to you.